Hi, I am Paul Valentine – I am first and foremost a story-teller.
Amongst many other things, I am an avid thinker and intellect (the ‘life of the mind’ appeals to me greatly), a teacher, a life & wellness coach, personal trainer, starter & business owner, natural body builder, husband & father, living in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia.
Firstly, I am a devoted husband to my wife Cathy and father to two beautiful young children – Olivia and Zachary. I am very blessed to have them in my life.
As a natural (never experimented with illegal drugs) bodybuilder for more than 2 decades, I have competed in regional, city, state, Australian and World Championships. I have won a number of regional titles and NSW state titles over the years. I have been runner-up to winning Australian bodybuilding middle-weight titles in 3 separate years (2007,2008 and 2011) and have represented Australia in the World Natural Bodybuilding Championships held in New York, USA placing in the top 5 in 2007 and 2008.
As a life & wellness coach and trainer of champions I have developed products using my framework to body re-engineering and excellence in self. I have helped hundreds of people over the last 20 years towards being their best, the best they can be. From teenagers to middle-aged individuals going through big changes in life, mums and dads and all the way through to retirees, my products and services are tailored to each individual and have had over 80% success in clients’ achieving the results they desired.
I am doing what I love to do, to help serve people, who love what I do. I feel very fortunate for this blessing. Over two decades of helping people in the gym – primarily helping people, help themselves become healthier, stronger, fitter versions of themselves. I help them infuse themselves with the ‘essence of Life’ – VITALITY.
My framework, helps me change and empower people who are going through challenging and significant passages in life, coming out of tailor-made programs, a whole new person – physically and mentally.
I have always sort to transform something strong (individual’s STRENGTHS) into something SUPERB! My innovative programs help achieve this for those who desire to be their best.
In that time I owned and managed a family gym for about seven years and helped serve a local community and beyond, doing what I am very passionate about which is helping people become better students of life. In that time, I have gained a lot of insight and experience (through the eyes of the hundreds of members in my gym) of the trials and tribulations faced by each and every one of us through the different phases of life.
The gym is a micro-cosm of life and my love of wisdom has been fast-tracked through my helping and interacting of the many people that I helped transition through the various stages of life. Stages of parenting; coupling; divorcing; family politics; work and career pressures and politics; the trying thirties; the fourties and retirement.
I feel that this experience has given me wisdom about life that is far beyond my years and it is this experience and my knowledge and philosophy of life that I feel a sense of obligation to share and serve you and the world with.
My blog is fundamentally a collection of thoughts – my thoughts about what mattered to me in life so far, thoughts about my beliefs, as they are and how they came about. It is also about how these beliefs shed light on the countless dilemmas and worries that seemed to make up the day of me and people like me.
My thoughts in my blog are really reflections as I see it happening around me – of my past, the present and the future. They carry no authority and may well be heretical. I do not in any way pretend to tell anyone else how to think but if they encourage anyone to do their own thinking about certain matters and produce positive change in their lives, I will be very content.
My reflections in this blog falls primarily in to 3 Legs:
- Organizational and their workings
The reflections or thoughts in this blog fundamentally reflect me. Inevitably.
As such, I have written a little bit more about ‘me’ in the tabs and each time I write a story so as to reveal a little more of me and the way my beliefs about life and the meaning of life came to be shaped (and is still being shaped).
I hope that the chunks of messages about life or of business in my blogs may add value to your lives and provide solutions to challenges so that you don’t have to go through the same drama or miles travelled to figure out, which may prove very costly.
My passion is getting the most out of life in all areas that make us ‘whole’ and ‘complete’: mental; physical; emotional and spiritual and understanding the universe and life. This is built in to my personal development products that helps clients’ be the best they can be – firstly for themselves. By default, everybody else gets the best of them.
I am fascinated about the connection between your physical body and your mental being. I am fundamentally a “Student of Life, for life”. For as long as I can remember I have loved sharing my philosophy with all who will listen and I have finally taken the step in starting this blog. Journey with me … and lets share.
Contact me if you would like to know more about how I may be able to help you.
Yours in muscles and health,